Pixar’s New Short Film, La Luna

La Luna promotional art by Pixar

I always look forward to the Pixar short films as much as their full-length feature film releases.

“La Luna” is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and timeworn traditions? Pixar »

It would seem based on Pixar’s description of La Luna that the story’s message echoes similar values presented in Brave. I don’t expect anything ‘epic’ out of their short films; rather, they are an antidote to overside films. It’s great to watch what they can do in a creative story in so little time on screen.

We can expect to see La Luna for the first time in theaters along with showings of Brave.